My kids are on a year round schedule in school. Because of that, my daughter just finished kindergarten yesterday. I wanted to make a small thank you gift for her teacher that wouldn't put a hole in my pocket. I started browsing my favorite blogs and I came across the tutorial of "Spiffy Scissors" over at Crap I've Made by Char. I wanted to link her tutorial, but yet again, my lack of computer skills tells me "You do not know what you are doing!!!" So, that is what I need to work on. I would however, like to give you her information so you can go check out her blog/tutorial and learn how to make them. It is at crapivemade.com ; entitled "Spiffy Scissors" ; posted on April 26,2011 ; and filed under uncategorized. Her blog is great, and full of wonderful ideas.
Here is how my spiffy scissors turned out.
In her post, she used a product by Mod Podge called Dimensional Magic. It is a product that gives a dimensional glassy finish to your crafts. It dries hard and clear. I could not find it anywhere! I looked at multiple Michael's stores, and JoAnne craft stores. I even called ones a little further away from me. Not only did they not have it, but they had never heard of it! So frustrating. I looked it up online and found it, but it was going to cost me more to ship it to me than to buy it. So, that was a no go. Luckily, I found a product that is as close to it as I can imagine. It is called Aleen's Paper Glaze. Michael's carried it, but again, it wasn't familiar to the employees. I had to find the right person who was actually willing to look for me.
I don't think it is as puffy as the Mod Podge Demensional Magic, but you can layer it to give it more of a raised look. I choose only one layer. It also dries to a clear, hard, glassy finish. I thought it looked great.
Other than that, I did everything exactly according to Char's tutorial. go check it out! http://www.crapivemade.com/2011/04
Hey! Look at that.... I just figured out how to post a link. I hope it works! LOL! Hope it is the right one. (fingers are crossed)
Here are a few more pictures of my "Spiffy Scissors"
Monday, May 23, 2011
If you read my first post, I mention how I am not computer savvy. I meant it! One of the things I know I need to learn is how to get pictures from my camera to the computer and then from the computer onto my blog. So this post is practice for me.
|From left to right: Tyler, Becky, Jessica, Dan, Danica|
This is my little family. (Please note that I am 27 weeks pregnant. That is why I look so
And of course, my name is Becky, and I LOVE being a mom. I also enjoy cake decorating, and crafting. I hope to get better at both.
So that is my family in a nutshell. I hope my post wasn't too boring to read. I do have a crafting post coming soon. I am making a thank you gift for Danica's teacher. I am crossing my fingers that it comes out the way I hope. Either way, it will be posted. ;-) Hope to see you back here soon!
Saturday, May 21, 2011
First, I would like to say "HI" and "WELCOME!" to my very own, and very new blog!!!! YAY! I would also like to add.... "what am I doing?". I am not the most savvy computer person. (That is an understatement by the way.) But I love to look at blogs, and always wondered if I could start one of my own. So today, I decided to find out if I could do it. I intend this blog to be a place where I can share my experiences and crafting endeavors, good and bad, creative, and not so creative. I figure I can learn what I am doing by just diving in and getting my feet wet. I hope I can figure things out as I go. So an apology upfront is warranted, I think. I KNOW I will make many mistakes.....and I am sorry. But I hope this will be an enjoyable experience not only for me, but for all those who may happen upon this blog.